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New Blue Star Memorial Highway marker in South Miami

MiamiHerald / The National Garden Club unveiled a new Blue Star Memorial marker during a ceremony at Fuchs Park in South Miami.

Veterans and their family members on Tuesday celebrated the landmark sign along U.S. 1 that pays tribute to veterans. Although there are 3,000 such markers dotting roads across the country, it’s easy to drive past without knowing the significance.

The marker is on a grassy area right outside the park, 6446 SW 81st St., which runs alongside U.S. 1.

“For us, the Blue Star Memorial marker is like the cross at each grave in Arlington National Cemetery,” said Andrea Little, the chair of National Garden Club. “Some people just look and say, ‘Oh, God, another road sign,’ but they really don’t understand the importance of it to those who served.”

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